T-Bone

Oxford’s Canadian prop Kevin ‘T-Bone’ Tkachuk speaks exclusively to Cherwell about his ambitions for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup… “It is every sportsman’s goal to represent his country at the pinnacle of his chosen sport and to be living that dream over the next month seems right now too exciting to put into words. The feeling is simply incredible. My personal goals for the Rugby World Cup will be to enjoy every moment and live every experience to the full. “Regardless of our results, as long as we play to the best of our ability we will have achieved a sense of satisfaction. The competition for Canada, a largely amateur nation as far as rugby is concerned, will be very tough against Wales and New Zealand, but we do believe that if we play our best rugby we can advance to the quarter-final stage where we would meet England.” Canada face Wales in their first match of the championships on 12 October in Melbourne. Kickoff is at 0900 BST. New Zealand, Italy and Tonga are drawn within the same pool. Former Blue Simon Danielli, now of Bath, has been named in the Scotland squad for the tournament.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003